PORT ST LUCIE — In a tournament with statewide more than local implications — many of its champions will be high on their respective state podiums in three months — Forest made its first regular-season appearance of the year at the Steadwell-Grow Memorial this weekend.
The Wildcats were 13th out of 13 teams in a strong tournament field, with 43 points. Ft Pierce Central only just held off Somerset Academy, 251-250, for the team title, with 13 teams in attendance.
Forest had three placers in the tournament, with one 4th and two 5ths in all.
Complete results from the two-day event can be found HERE.
We don’t have a schedule in hand for Forest, so we’re not sure where their next competition will take them. We’d guess it would be a rescheduled 3A-District 2 duals component, but when that is, is still to be determined at this writing.
Team scores: 1. Ft Pierce Central 251. 2. Somerset Academy 250. 3. Treasure Coast 182. 4. Am Heritage-Delray 166.5. 5. Port St Lucie 102.5. 6. (tie) Archbishop McCarthy & Ft Pierce Westwood 94. 8. Lincoln Park Academy 86.5. 9. Martin Cty 71. 10. South Fork 70. 11. Okeechobee 62. 12. Centennial 51. 13. Forest 43.
Championship matches —
106: Fretwell (Som) p. Juan (SF), :39.
113: Velasco (Som) p. Bowen (Oke), :11.
120: Villalobos (AMc) d. Hudson (AHD), 3-0.
126: Solis (Som) p. Armstrong (Oke), :31.
132: Raabe (FPC) p. Uderitz (AHD), 1:20.
138: Summers (TC) p. Allison (FPC), 1:31.
145: Romero (AHD) tf. Quiroz-Cereceda (AMc), 19-3, 4:40.
152: Estevez (Som) d. Moreno (TC), 7-2.
160: Orr (FPC) tf. Brown (TC), 18-3, 1:58.
170: Grey (LPA) d. Finn (FPC), 10-8.
182: Concepcion (Som) p. Allison (FPC), 1:29.
195: Tal Shahar (AHD) md. Krantz (FPC), 9-1.
220: Thompson (AHD) md. Jacas (FPC), 9-1.
285: Jimenez (Som) d. Jones (FPC), 1-0.
ACE OF THE DAY
Senior Casey Carr was the Wildcats’ top placer on the weekend, with a fourth at 182. Carr reached the semifinals with a pair of first-period pins (:37 in rd of 16, 1:52 in quarters over the #3 seed), but Carr then fell to the eventual runnerup in a wild semi, 21-14. Carr battled into the bronze-medal match with a 42-second pin in the consi semis over the tournament’s #4 seed. Carr then faced the #3 seed for third, with a loss by fall in 2:44.